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slur - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slur

(noun) (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
(noun) a disparaging remark
Synonyms : aspersion
Example Sentence
  • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
  • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

(noun) a blemish made by dirt
Synonyms : blot , daub , smear , smirch , smudge , spot
Example Sentence
  • he had a smudge on his cheek

(verb) play smoothly or legato
Example Sentence
  • the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata

(verb) speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur
Example Sentence
  • your comments are slurring your co-workers

(verb) utter indistinctly
(verb) become vague or indistinct
Synonyms : blur , dim
Example Sentence
  • The distinction between the two theories blurred

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slur

slur ~ blur : Blur is something that is not clear to the eyes (vision) and Slur is not clear in Sound !
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by khushi5

slur... reminds of a slut.. this is a defametory remark...
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by virajparakh@gmail.com

slur is to blur the image using slander.S(slander)LUR(blur)
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by yastej

slur is not speaking distinctly so , sur which is Lazy(sLur)
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by ShiveshGupta

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